Simeoni hands back Italian national jersey

Filippo Simeoni has handed back his Italian national champion's jersey in protest at his team's exclusion from the 2009 Giro d'Italia (May 9-31).

Simeoni's Ceramica Flaminia squad was hoping to be allocated a wild card spot in the 2009 Giro, but instead the Fuji-Servetto team were confirmed as the final team last week. An incensed Simeoni handed his national road race champion's jersey to the Italian cycling federation's headquarters in Rome on Monday.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.